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Argentina 2015 Surprising Elections: Challenges for the run-off and the new administration

November 5, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Guillermo Calvo, Professor of Economics, Columbia University| SIPA

M. Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University| SIPA

Vladmir Werning, Head of Latin American Research, JP Morgan Chase

Panel Chair:

Graciela Montaldo, Director of Graduate Studies, Columbia University| Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures


Guillermo Calvo is Professor of Economics, International and Public Affairs, and Director of the Program in Economic Policy Management, at Columbia University since January 2007, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic research (NBER). He is the former Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (2001-2006), President of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, LACEA, 2000-2001, and President of the International Economic Association, IEA, 2005-2008.

Maria Victoria Murillo received her BA from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and her MA and PhD from Harvard University. She is a Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Columbia University and a Visiting Professor at Universidad Di Tella. She has been a Fulbright, a Harvard Academy, a Peggy Rockefeller and a Russell Sage Visiting Scholar. She is the author of Labor Unions, Partisan Coalitions, and Market Reforms in Latin America (Cambridge University Press 2001) and Political Competition, Partisanship, and Policymaking in the Reform of Latin American Public Utilities (Cambridge University Press, 2009) as well as multiple articles in US and Latin American journals.
Read Murillo’s take on the Argentinian elections here.

Vladimir Werning, an Argentine national and economist, is an Executive Director and Head of Latin America Research at J.P. Morgan Chase. Since 2004 he is based in New York, having worked at the firm’s Buenos Aires office previously. He is responsible for coordinating the regional macroeconomic outlook, policy outlook, and credit market, rate market, and FX market outlook. His written contributions are published in J.P. Morgan flagship publications, including: Emerging Markets Outlook and Strategy, Global Data Watch, US Fixed Income Markets, and Geopolitical Insights. He regularly delivers presentations on the outlook for the global economy and international markets to J.P. Morgan institutional investor and multinational corporate clients. He also particpates regularly as a conference speaker in public policy forums—including The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the IMF Board of Directors, the US Treasury Department, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs—industry representatives forums—including the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), Emerging Markets Traders Association (EMTA), the American Council of Life Insurers, the Council of the Americas—and academic forums—including Columbia University, Duke University among others. Prior to working at J.P. Morgan he taught economics courses at the Univerdad Torcuato DiTella in Buenos Aires.

Graciela Montaldo specializes in modern Latin American cultures. She has published Zonas ciegas. Populismos y experimentos culturales en Argentina (2010), A propriedade da Cultura (2004), Teoría crítica, teoría cultural (2001), Ficciones culturales y fábulas de identidad en América Latina (1999), La sensibilidad amenazada (1995), and De pronto el campo (1993). She is co-editor of The Argentina Reader: History, Culture and Politics (2002), Esplendores y miserias del siglo XIX (1996) and Yrigoyen entre Borges y Arlt (1989). She has published articles on Independence writers, Latin American fin-de-siècle, modern culture, contemporary literature, and culture industry and institutions in Latin America in various anthologies and periodicals. She is currently working on cultural consumptions in Latin America. Her last book, Rubén Darío. Viajes de un cosmopolita extremo (FCE, 2013) is a critical edition of Rubén Darío´s travel writings.


November 5, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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